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45% of Canadians say pandemic continues to impact mental health: survey

Close to half (45 per cent) of Canadians say the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health…

More employer support needed for parents of teens facing mental-health challenges: survey

More than half (55 per cent) of U.S. working parents say they aren’t receiving enough support from their employer while having to care for their…

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  • May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022
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Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…

77% of employees believe remote, hybrid working improves well-being: survey

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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Buss Financial Group moving to a four-day workweek this summer

Buss Financial Group is implementing a four-day workweek this summer to provide employees with more flexibility. Employees will have Fridays off on a rotating basis…

Employees seeking enhanced well-being resources, employer recognition: survey

Half (49 per cent) of employees would like their employer to increase investment in mental, physical and financial well-being resources, according to a new survey…

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  • May 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
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U.S. employers enhancing benefits plans with travel coverage for abortion

Many U.S. employers are adding travel coverage for employees travelling for an abortion, amid recent restrictions imposed by several states. Among the employers offering this…

Employees facing work-life balance, mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.…

Fewer employees working remotely in 2022: StatsCan

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six…

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
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Cisco exploring shifting a percentage of Canadian employees’ bonuses into base pay

Cisco Systems Inc. is exploring shifting a percentage of its Canadian employees’ bonuses into their base pay to help staff contend with the impacts of…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
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Employers, employees facing mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the many workplaces of the future

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans…

Imperial Tobacco leverages career development to support employee well-being

The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. needed to breathe new life into its employee wellness strategy. While the…

How employers are maximizing health-care spending and wellness accounts

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, health-care spending and wellness accounts have been vital tools in employers’ support toolboxes. Whether it’s increasing the dollar…

Q & A with Courtney McMillian

Twitter Inc.’s head of total rewards discusses personalized offerings, the benefits of an employee learning allowance and travelling post-pandemic. Q: What top challenges do you…

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74% of employees with flexible schedules working longer hours: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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CIBC offering gender affirmation coverage, enhancing fertility benefits, paid parental leave

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is adding gender affirmation coverage to its benefits program and enhancing existing offerings such as paid parental leave and…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 13, 2022
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47% of working moms experiencing burnout balancing work, childcare: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of mothers are feeling burnt out trying to balance work and childcare responsibilities, according to a new survey by the…

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  • May 11, 2022 May 12, 2022
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37% of U.S. employers increasing quality of workplace benefits to attract, retain employees: survey

Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts,…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Expert panel: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance?

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the…

CGI Group marking Mental Health Awareness Month with fundraiser, employee wellness offerings

CGI Group Inc. is marking Mental Health Awareness Month by raising money for mental-health causes through its employee recognition program. Through an internal platform called…

2022 Tech Insights: How can employers support employees with moderate mental-health symptoms?

Benefits plans tend to support employees dealing with either mild or severe mental-health symptoms, but an entire middle category of plan members lack a treatment…